Bend named Dog-Friendliest City


Thanks to its abundance of dog-friendly businesses, restaurants, off-leash parks and recreation opportunities, Bend, Oregon has been named this year’s DogTown USA by Dog Fancy magazine.  Along with national recognition, the title comes with a hefty supply of donated dog food for the Humane Society of Central Oregon, and $5000 cash for DogPAC, a nonprofit dedicated to improving and expanding Bend’s off-leash play areas.  Doug La Placa, CEO of Visit Bend, said, “It’s an honor to have Bend recognized for all the hard work locals have done to make the city welcoming for dogs and their owners.”